Horrific moment Russia military transport plane catches fire before crashing into ground

FOOTAGE has captured the horrific moment a Russian military transport plane crashed near Moscow following a devasting fire that erupted onboard.

Russian military transport aircraft crashes in Moscow suburbs

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The doomed aircraft was captured on video by shocked residents of a Moscow suburb before crashing into woodland sparking a giant explosion. The plane is believed to have been an Ilyushin Il-112V, a new prototype transport designed for the Russian Air force. The stricken Ilyushin Il-112V can be seen flying at a low altitude before flames erupt from one of the engines and the plane makes a sudden turn before plowing into the ground.

A frantic exchange can be heard during the recording as the shocked residents watch the plane descend.

“Oh god, what a nightmare,” a boy can be heard exclaim.

“Is it falling?” the woman with him asks, before the pair watch in horror as the plane crash lands and erupts into a fireball.

A local emergency service spokesman said: “The aircraft exploded after the fall and is now completely destroyed.”

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